Dance the Night Away With Arthur Murray at the Gorgeous Georgian Terrace, Thursday Nights in May – May, 12, 19 & 26, 2011


When Arthur Murray moved to Atlanta, Georgia, the first place he taught dance lessons was at the Georgian Terrace Hotel. Beginning in 1918, Murray taught lessons to a class list of nearly 1,000 students at the Georgian Terrace. He was attending classes at nearby Georgia Tech and was featured in a Forbes Magazine profile entitled, “This College Student Earns More Than $15,000 a Year.”

georgian-terrace-hotel-arthur-murray-dance-lessons-may-2011-1Now, as the Georgian Terrace celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year, the legendary hotel is honoring the dance instructor who is a legend himself. Every Thursday night in May, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Arthur Murray dance instructors will teach dance lessons – the evenings also include hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, so it’s a fun date night or girls’ night out! Every evening will have a different theme, and the remaining dance nights include: May 12 – Tango (hey – that’s tonight!), May 19 – Swing, and May 26 – Foxtrot. Music to keep your toes tapping and your moves grooving is provided by Lethal Rhythms.

This week I hosted a preview night on Monday in Penthouse 3 at the Georgian Terrace and we watched dance demonstrations from Arthur Murray instructors, noshed on delicious Georgian Hotel hors d’oeuvres, and learned a little more about the history of the hotel and Arthur Murray. We even got a beginning lesson in meringue – I think it’s safe to say we’ve whetted our whistles and will be back! I know I’m looking forward to May 26 for the Foxtrot – I want to learn to dance like Fred and Ginger!

The dance parties are just $20.00 per person (a great price, considering they include the dancing and hors d’oeuvres) and reservations are requested. You can reserve your spot by calling (404) 897-1991.

Don’t have plans tonight? It’s Tango night – go learn the dance of love! Or plan to Swing it out next week, or join me for the final week for the Foxtrot! Hope to see you there!

WHERE: Arthur Murray Dance Nights at the Georgian Terrace Hotel659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 897-1991

Photo credits:
Top photo courtesy of the Georgian Terrace Hotel; center photo courtesy of Lethal Rhythms


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